Christian Mayor Will Deliver Welcoming Message at Pennsylvania Atheist Conference

The Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference takes place in Harrisburg next weekend and organizers have announce that Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson will give the welcoming remarks. That’s quite a surprising twist… In 2010, the American Humanist Association sent a letter to Thompson’s office requesting that she stop saying Christian prayers before her staff meetings … as [Read More...]

Blood Ivory: Why Elephants Are Being Killed to Make Religious

A lot of atheists tend to support animal rights and the cover story of the latest issue of National Geographic (October, 2012) covers the intersection of both worlds… it’s not pretty. The story is about how elephants are being slaughtered “so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects.” Carrying AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades, [Read More...]

Global Coalition Goes Way Too Far in Respect for ‘All Religions’

Yesterday, in response to the violence and protests around the Muslim world, a coalition of the world’s regional international organizations released a joint statement (PDF) that they called a message of “peace and tolerance.” The statement, released by the European Union, the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League, and the African Union expressed “anguish” [Read More...]

Rick Perry: Satan is Responsible for the Idea of Church/State Separation

During a conference call with evangelical Christians earlier this week, one-time Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry told listeners that separation of church and state isn’t just a bad idea — it’s an idea that we can blame on Satan: This separation of church and state, which has been driven by the secularists to remove those [Read More...]

In Cranston, People Are Complaining About the ‘Banning’ of a Father-Daughter Dance

There’s controversy brewing in the Cranston Public Schools in Rhode Island. (And Jessica Ahlquist has nothing to do with it.) Back in May, the ACLU sent a letter (PDF) to the district informing them that a father-daughter dance sponsored by Stadium Partners in Education (a parent-teacher organization) could pose a problem. Federal law against gender [Read More...]


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